Kissing Bridge Racing

K.B.A.C. Race and Skill Development Teams

KB Race Team 2022

The Race Team represents the final step in the Kissing Bridge junior development program. It is designed to take Gate Buster graduates and other junior skiers who possess the necessary skills and guide them down the road to realizing their potential as skiers and racers. The Kissing Bridge Race Team has a long history of consistently producing the area’s best skiers. Several have qualified for the US SKI TEAM. Many go on to racein college; others have become instructors and coaches. The ultimate measure of success is seen in the development of friendships and a lifelong passion for skiing.

Members bring to the team a variety of individual goals. The coaching staff makes
every effort to design a training program that is fun and helps the skier to achieve his or her personal goals.

The following are the most common reasons for becoming a team member:

1. Train for NYSSRA and USSA Competition
New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) and the United States Ski
Association (USSA) racing bring the best racers in New York to compete at ski areas across the state. Qualifying racers move on to regional and national competition.

All racers must be affiliated with both NYSSRA and USSS to participate in races.

2. Skill Development
Some members choose not to compete at the regional and state level, but instead,
join the team to develop their skills in one of the most successful training programs offered by Kissing Bridge. Many of our club racers go on to join the Jr. Team and may choose to do so at any time should the head coach agree that they are ready.

Attendance is not mandatory. Each racer and his or her parents should design a
ski/training schedule in accordance with the available times that best balance school, home and other commitments. Team members often get together to form car pools.

Team members may participate in a full schedule of races. On hill coaching is provided
at each designated race. Travel arrangements, driving, and off-hill supervision are the joint responsibility of racer parents and the KBAC.

The race program primarily uses Twister for gate training; however, drills and free skiing
may occur throughout the entire ski area. (Training locations will be chosen based on KB events and terrain availability).

Quad/Triple chairs service the racing terrain. All slopes are fully lit to provide night training. Our K.B.A.C. Team Room is located within steps of the Holy Quad at KB Central and is available for athletes and staff through the season.

Included in Jr. Race:

  • Season Pass for Athlete
  • Instructional Training on:
    Tuesday - Friday Evenings,
    Saturday,Select Sundays & Holidays
  • Christmas Camp December 27 - 30
  • Team Room Access for Athletes
  • Coaching at select NYSSRA/US Ski & Snowboard Events

Kissing Bridge Hosts K.B.A.C. (KB Athletic Club)

KBAC support youth ski racing and training at KB, participating in local, regional and national competitions. KBAC offers programs from beginner to advanced racers starting as young as 7 years. Our Club Race program is available for those just starting out or anyone who does not wish to commit to the competitive travel schedule.

Young skier midair over a jump

Club Skill Training Team

Interested in ski racing, but want to learn the skills necessary before committing to the full K.B.A.C race program? Have a busy schedule but want to add a bit of racing to your winter calendar as well? If so, our Club Race program is the place for you!

Participants will work with K.B.A.C. race coaches to develop and enhance their ski racing skills through different courses, drills, and skill progressions each week.

Club Race members will work toward a level of mastery that would allow for a successful transition to the KBAC Race Team or an ability to ski varied slopes and conditions with confidence.

Club Race skiers choose the training days that work for you. Come out two weeknights when K.B.A.C. practices, or come out for one weekend day of training with the team each week.
Lunch Break at noon on each day of training

Registration includes:

  • Season Pass for Athlete
  • Christmas Camp (weather permitting) (December 27-30, 2022)
  • 2 weeknights Tuesday-Friday (4-7pm) OR Saturday- 8-1 or full day
  • Team Room Access for Athletes

Club Training Team spots are limited.

If you would like to learn more about any of these programs, please contact us for more information: